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Fashion program director Sheila Connelly lauds designer Patrick Kelly: Philadelphia Daily News

The fashions of 1980s designer Patrick Kelly are still “modern and relevant,” Sheila Connelly, fashion design program director, said in a Philadelphia Daily News story on the celebrated designer, the focus of a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of …

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Author and Journalist Jeff Selingo Will Deliver PhilaU Commencement Address: Inside Higher Ed

Jeffrey Selingo, journalist and author and professor of practice at Arizona State University, will give the 2014 PhilaU Commencement address, Inside Higher Ed reported April 21.   Commencement will take place Saturday, May 17, at the Mann Center for the …

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PhilaU’s Nexus Learning Approach Prepares Students for Success: HuffPost Education

PhilaU’s Nexus Learning approach and integrated DEC curriculum, which are rooted in the intersection of liberal arts and professional education, provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed today and in the future, according to an April 18 …

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Students Collaborate on Assistive Devices to Help Clients: Roxborough Review

Occupational therapy and industrial design students collaborated for the 15th year to develop custom devices to assist clients with special needs, The Roxborough Review reported April 16.  The collaboration offers students the opportunity to work “with real clients who have …

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PhilaU Students Design Spacesuits for NASA: Metro, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and others

A team of PhilaU students collaborated with NASA to come up with three new spacesuit designs for the agency’s new Z-2 series suits, Metro reported in a front-page story on April 14.   Fashion design seniors Gabriela Canosa and Cassandra …

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Author and Journalist Jeff Selingo to speak at PhilaU Commencement: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Selingo, journalist and author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, will speak at Philadelphia University’s Commencement on May 17, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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Philadelphia University hosts international workshop on luxury retail operations and supply-chain management: The Philadelphia Inquirer

More than two dozen academics presented papers at the Third International Workshop on Luxury Retail Operations and Supply-Chain Management at Philadelphia University, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on April 16. Marie-Eve Faust, assistant professor of fashion merchandising and management, and Marcia …

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PhilaU Students Team Up With NASA on Spacesuit Designs: NBC10, WHYY Newsworks

PhilaU fashion design and engineering students collaborated with NASA to design the outer layers for three new spacesuits, NBC10 reported April 9 at 11 p.m.  The public has until April 15 to vote on their favorite, which NASA will develop …

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PhilaU students design fashion-foward spacesuits for NASA: The Philadelphia Inquirer

A team of PhilaU fashion design and engineering students designed three innovative new spacesuits for NASA, which is now asking the public to choose the favorite, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 8.  The project included fashion design seniors Gabriela Canosa …

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Natalie Nixon, Stragetic Design MBA Director, on health stories project: The Boston Globe

Natalie Nixon, director of PhilaU’s Strategic Design MBA program, talked about health care experiences for the new Patient Translations project, The Boston Globe reported April 8.

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